Understanding the expectations of those born between 1965-1980. Learn to understand generational expectations so that you can manage them effectively.


Written by lyceum
1215 days ago

I am born in 1968, so I am classified as a Gen-Xer, right? Personally, I don't think these generation categories are valid nowadays, but the post got me thinking about mental age again. In Europe, the older generation is still having the "power" in many ways, and they will try to hold on to it as long as they can...

Written by HeatherStone
1219 days ago

Hi Sherri & Lisa,

Fantastic article and some points are so so true--being a Gen-Xer myself, I have to say you've hit the nail on the head about micro management. But question: why do you think as you stated, some Boomers just go straight for the Gen-Y employee? Because millennials are far less dedicated to their work for the sake of doing well than Gen-Xers are (if such blanket statements really could apply), and personally I find the millennials I've come across to be shallow, unfocused, lacking work ethic, self indulgent, arrogant, and hedonistic. I know that sounds harsh--but that has been my experience. I wonder if Boomers and Millennials have that in common, because Gen-X is much more serious, educated, and realistic than either former group. What do you think? Is it that Gen-X is bypassed for management because the other two generations are so similar to one another? Do they see more eye to eye?

Let me know your thoughts, and thanks so much for contributing to BizSugar!

Written by OpenSourceMedia
1220 days ago

I can say that I am totally Gen-Xer. And to have a clear communication is what I'm working out these time.

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